Best Hotel Chains For Dogs & Their Owners


Traveling with your dog can be an enjoyable experience. Today, more and more hotels are opening up their doors to your four-legged best friend and allowing them to share a room with you. Some hotels are even taking it up a level and providing additional amenities and services to your pooch too.
If you’re traveling with your dog and want them to enjoy the perks of staying in a hotel with you, make sure to stay at one of these dog-friendly hotels.

Motel 6
Motel 6 is a trusted name when it comes to overnight accommodations, and they’re happy to have your furry friend tag along. Motel 6 was actually one of the first hotel chains to allow dogs to stay over, which took place back in the 1960s. Plus, the best part about Motel 6 allowing dogs is that they don’t require any additional fees or down payments. They do have a few guidelines, though, so make sure you read and understand them before booking your room.

Best Western
Another hotel chain that you’ll find almost anywhere—and that will happily lodge your dog—is Best Western. They do charge you a safety deposit fee of $50 that you will get back as long as your pooch doesn’t cause any damage, and they may also charge you an additional pet fee per day. But along with allowing your dog to stay with you, Best Western’s website also provides you with a wide variety of tips to help you travel with your dog.

Red Roof Inn
Red Roof Inn has locations in 36 states, and each one of their locations will allow your furry friend to stay overnight with you. Plus, the best perk is that, like Motel 6, there is no additional charge or fees for the service, but they do have rules, so make sure you follow them.

La Quinta Inn & Suites
La Quinta Inn & Suites has over 700 locations, and they will gladly take in your pooch at the majority of their locations, which is why it’s very important that you check with the chain before planning your stay. If you are staying at a La Quinta Inn & Suites that accepts your dog, you will not need to worry about additional fees or down payments either.

Candlewood Suites
Candlewood Suites is another chain that will lodge your pet. They do require a down payment and daily fees to lodge your pet, and there is a weight maximum of 80 lbs. Plus, you’ll also need to provide the hotel with your pet’s medical and vaccination records to prove that they’re healthy and up to date on all shots.

Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn has a multitude of locations all over the world, and while not all locations are pet-friendly, some are. If you enjoy staying at Holiday Inn, you may want to call the hotel or use their online database to find out if they are one of the few locations that accept your pooch.

Joshua Reynolds is a travel agent and avid blogger.  He enjoys journaling about his travels with his puppy and writes tips for traveling with dogs.